Privacy Policy

Estess CPAs Privacy Policy

This policy applies solely to the direct use of Estess CPAs. The primary function of this website is to provide visitors with information about accounting, bookkeeping and tax preparation services. As you navigate through this website, you will see links that, when clicked, take you directly to resources or websites hosted outside of the website. These resources or websites will have their own individual privacy policies. Some of these policies will be similar to our policy, while others will be specifically tailored to the interactions available through that website. Some links will direct the user to websites or resources being provided by third parties, such as social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)  We still strongly recommend you read the site policies for each site you visit.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

Children under the age of 13 are not eligible to use services that require submission of personal information and should not submit any personal information. If you are a child under the age of 13, you can use these services only if used together with your parents or guardians. Seek guidance from your parents or guardians if you are under the age of 13.

Collection of Information

Estess CPAs collects information by the following processes:

Information We Collect Automatically

  • Google Analytics

How and when you linked to  searches you initiated, things you clicked on.

Your IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used, and the pages you requested and visited.

  • Cookies

When you visit or interact with , we or our authorized service providers use persistent cookies solely to provide you with a better, faster, and safer experience.

  • Security Monitoring

All state systems employ various security mechanisms for monitoring and protecting our systems from attempted or actual improper use or intrusion. By using  you accept the use of such security monitoring and we reserve the right to use any legally appropriate measures to prevent and investigate any individual attempting to modify, deface, delete, abuse, or otherwise inappropriately use.

 

Information You Voluntarily Provide:

  • Location-Based (geo-location) Information

Estess CPAs does not attempt to directly gain access to your location-based information from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop computer, or web browser.

  • Contact Email

When emailing  you should only supply the minimum amount of information required to provide a description of the purpose of your message and enough contact information to be reached.

  • When you choose to provide your email, your submissions are securely transmitted directly to us. Information submitted is used solely for the purpose indicated at the time of your submission. More specifically, your information will not be used for any purpose which is not compliant with this privacy policy.

 

How your information will be used:

We automatically collect information to improve the content of our web services and help us understand how our services are being used. This information does not identify you personally and is used for gathering website statistics. The information we automatically collect and store in our logs about your visit helps us analyze our website to continually improve the value of the materials available. Our website logs do not identify a visitor by personal information, and we make no attempt to link other websites with the individuals who browse our website.

The information you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to state employees or officials, or those under contract with the state, on a “need-to-know basis” for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. The information will be used for such purposes as answering your questions; responding to any requests for assistance; generating summary statistics about usage; auditing applications and detecting fraud; aiding in the planning, design, and development of , and fulfilling any legal obligations.

How your information will not be used:

No information collected through  will be used for financial gain, or for any other advertising or marketing purposes. Estess CPAs will not sell, lease, or distribute any information to any third party unless required to do so by state or federal law.

Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that users can set in some web browsers to signal their preference regarding potential “tracking” by third party websites. While the United States Federal Trade Commission has endorsed DNT, this site does not currently support DNT codes. However, except as otherwise disclosed herein, this site limits tracking to the internal uses described above. This site does not track your use across multiple websites; however, other websites to which we link may track your use. Please review privacy policies when you visit other websites to understand how you may be tracked.

Data Protection

This site and systems used to support this site comply with Louisiana’s Information Security Policy.

Updates and Changes

Estess CPAs reserves the right to change this privacy policy as necessary. Any such changes will be reflected by the “effective date” below. Please revisit this page regularly to stay apprised of any changes.